Obituary of Walter Larcombe, Jr
Walter J. Larcombe Jr. 68, of North Wildwood, N.J. passed away peacefully on Sunday, October14, 2018, at Cape Regional Medical Center, with his loving family by his side. He is predeceased by both of his parents, Walter J. Larcombe Sr. and Ruth (nee Carlson).
He is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Suzanne (nee Remy); son Christopher (Kellie); son Gregory (Erica); son Michael McDermott; grandson and buddy Chase; brother John (Theresa); mother-in-law Barbara Remy; sister-in-law Michelle Phillips Cottrell (Joseph); brothers-in law Mark Remy (Kim), and Stephen Remy (Cecile); as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Born in Somers Point, N.J., Walt was raised and resided in North Wildwood for 68 years. He attended grade school at St. Ann’s Elementary School, and graduated from Wildwood High School. He served in the United States Army National Guard until 1976, when he was honorably discharged as a Sergeant.
Walt went to work for NJ Bell Telephone before beginning his lifetime dedication to Civil Service. He was employed for several years at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital as a house orderly, and he assisted in establishing their transport ambulance department. He served for 18 years as an elected official on North Wildwood City Council, and he presided as Council President for several of those years. In 2005 he retired from the City of Wildwood Fire Department after 25 years of service, and in 2012 he retired from the State Fire Marshalls Office Division of Fire Inspections.
Walt was a member of many volunteer organizations: North Wildwood Rescue Squad, Rio Grande Fire Department, and Holly Beach Fire Department. He was a life member of Anglesea Volunteer Fire Company, where he served as the Battalion Chief for many of his last active years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in North Wildwood # 2572, and the Greater North Wildwood Elks Lodge #1896.
Walt was quite talented with his hands and many local homes were either built or renovated by him. In his later years, he developed an incredible love of cooking. Finally, to fully know Walt was to know his love of the outdoors. He loved hunting and fishing and belonged to many clubs over the years. Most recently, he spent much of his time in North Carolina, hunting and fishing with a group of people he considered to be family.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated at 11:00 am Saturday, October 27th, 2018, at Notre Dame de la Mer Parish at St. Ann’s Church, 2900 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood, NJ. Friends may call at the Church from 9:30 to 10:45 am. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Walt’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital: http://www.stjude.org. Condolences may be sent to ingersollgreenwoodfh.com